The metallurgical profession is extremely diverse, and it offers a wide variety of career opportunities for young people who have an interest in technology, science and engineering. Metallurgical engineers are employed in every industry and enterprise that produces, buys, sells refines or manufactures metals or metallic products. Metallurgical engineers command good salaries, and young metallurgical graduates can expect to be able to choose from some exciting career alternatives.
Materials engineers generally work full time. About 1 out of 3 materials engineers worked more than 40 hours per week in 2014. They often work in offices where they have access to computers and design equipment. Others work in factories or research and development laboratories. Materials engineers may work in teams with scientists and engineers from other backgrounds.
Sundar Pichai chased his starry-eyed technology dreams and is currently the Senior Vice President at Google. Responsible for the launch of the dominant Chrome web browser, he was previously the product head for Android, Chrome, Maps, and other popular Google products. He earned his Bachelor of Engineering degree from IIT Kharagpur in Metallurgical Engineering. Holding an M.S. from Stanford University and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, he was also named a Siebel Scholar and a Palmer Scholar. He is one of the most renowned and successful IIT alumni at the moment!
Donald Lawrence "Don" Ritter was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania. He represented Pennsylvania's 15th congressional district in the Lehigh Valley from 1979 to 1993. He attended Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, graduating with a B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering in 1961.